South Asia and Beyond

UAE-India Strategic Relations: Branching Out To Shape A Changing World

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, from Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir, India’s Envoy to the UAE in this #exclusiveinterview with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir reviews the opportunities and challenges post the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), signed in February 2022 after just 88 days of negotiation and which came into effect in May 2022, how trade and investment is faring, energy transitions, the focus on renewables, the status of a Rupee-Dirham currency settlement system, India’s strategic petroleum reserves agreement with ADNOC, the India-France-UAE trilateral roadmap that has been agreed to this month, progress and possibilities in the I2U2(India, Israel, UAE, USA) agreement, India and the UAE’s positions on radicalisation and terrorism, and Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in an interview to Dubai-based Al Arabiya asking Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the President of the United Arab Emirates, to use his friendly ties with New Delhi to bring the two sides to the table.


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